Thousands of soccer fans will converge on lower Manhattan Wednesday morning for a ticker-tape parade celebrating the U.S. Women’s National Team’s fourth World Cup win.
The parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. at the Battery and travel up Broadway to City Hall, a path known as the Canyon of Heroes. The NYPD has not released a full list of street closures, however, the mayor’s office and city Department of Transportation have offered some details on what motorists can expect.
Pro tip: Avoid driving into lower Manhattan at all costs. But if you absolutely have to bring your car into the area on Wednesday, here’s what you should know.
- Broadway will be closed to vehicle traffic between the Battery and City Hall starting at 7:30 a.m. The NYPD will begin closures on Battery Place as well as Reade and Chambers streets around the same time.
- All of the surrounding streets off the parade route also will be subject to closure by the NYPD.
- “No parking” signs will pepper the parade route and surrounding areas starting at midnight. Cars left on streets with “no parking” signs will be towed.
- The Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Bridge exit at Centre Street will be closed during the parade.
- The Park Row entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge will also be closed.
- Motorists looking for access to the Brooklyn Bridge should use the Frankfort Street/Pearl Street entrance.
- Pedestrians will be able to cross Broadway at the following intersections: Exchange Place, Cedar Street, Cortlandt Street and Vesey Street.
- Deliveries will be restricted for all businesses and residences in the area beginning Tuesday at 10 p.m. Regular deliveries will resume after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
- MTA bus routes in the area will be rerouted during the street closures.
- Entrances and exits to some nearby subway stations may be subject to closure during the parade.